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Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner 2018

Aromas of dried apricots and honey with fresh lime notes. Vibrant, creamy and dry with crisp grapefruit followed by a hint of white pepper. Ageing 3 – 5 years.

This wine is from our BioGro certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic estate vineyard located in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago. The vineyard was planted in 1998 with the exception of our Gruner Veltliner which was planted in 2008. The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy loam and Letts steepland soil with an elevation of 217 - 264 metres, on 44.55° south.

We experienced an extraordinary summer resulting in the hottest growing season ever in Central Otago’s modern history. Early flowering and ripening meant our normal six months of growing was condensed into a mere five months. February rain brought relief for the vines and enabled them to achieve physiological ripeness, and warmer than normal nights lead to lower acidity. Harvest dates were brought forward to achieve perfect balance.

Hand-picked on the 20th of March. Whole bunch pressed, free run juice only. Natural fermentation and aged on yeast lees for 11 months during which full malolactic fermentation occured. Bottled on the 21st of August 2019.

pH: 3.38, TA: 5.5g/l, Alc: 13.5%, RS: 1.2g/l

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